Common "D And C" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq

D And C

D and C stands for dilation and curettage. In this procedure, the lining of the uterus is removed by inserting a spoon-shaped instrument (curette), after dilating (expanding) the cervix (opening of the uterus). It is indicated in conditions like menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding), after miscarriage or abortion, and suspected cancerous condition.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

I underwent dilatation and curettage with irregular cycle. Help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female, and I recently suffered from a miscarriage with dilation and curettage. At that time, the bleeding was less. But when I had my first period after that, the bleeding was heavy and lasted for one week, and then light bleeding was there. What could be the proble...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It would be better if you send me your detailed gynecological, obstetric, medical, and drug history when you had a miscarriage. It is important to note when the bleeding stopped. If it is more than 21 days after...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have periods after the D and C procedure?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a D and C 13 days ago due to an incomplete miscarriage at 21 weeks of pregnancy. Is it normal that I might have started my period today? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your loss. It is not uncommon for women to experience bleeding after a D and C (dilation and curettage) procedure, which can sometimes be mistaken for a period. This is because the D and C (dilation and curettage) can cause some changes to the u...  Read Full »

An ultrasound after IVF has no signs of a fetal pole. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about my pregnancy and my IVF transfer. I had an ultrasound five days back with my IVF doctor. They are calculating my pregnancy at seven weeks. I had a five-day embryo transfer last month and found out that I am pregnant. However, after my fourth ultrasound yesterday...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems it was anembryonic pregnancy means the sac was formed but without a fetal pole. Sac is not growing inside to have a fetal pole and gradually towards further stages of pregnancy even after hormonal support. It is a bit depressing but if you want to wait for some...  Read Full »

I underwent D and C 11 days ago and noticed large blood clots and bleeding yesterday. Is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor,I underwent D and C 11 days ago, and yesterday I had a lot of blood and large blood clots. Today is my 11th day, and for the moment, the blood is less than yesterday, but I am scared. Is it normal to have light to moderate vaginal bleeding on the 11th day? Should my blood become less by no...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. By the 11th day, the bleeding should have stopped. If there is excessive bleeding with clots, then there could be an incomplete abortion. As compared to yesterday, how is the bleeding today? Thank you.  Read Full »

How to treat heavy menstrual bleeding occurring for 13 days?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 46 years old. She is having heavy bleeding during menstruation. She did not have her periods for eight months. Now, she started to have periods before 13 days and it is continuing to date. She uses five to six sanitary pads a day. Also, she has abdominal pain and constipation ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the history, it is clear that she is in her peri-menopausal stage and so she is experiencing menorrhagia or excessive bleeding for 13 days. It is commonly seen in peri-menopausal women. She has been given antifibrinolytics in the form of Trenaxa (Tranexamic acid) a...  Read Full »

Why am I not getting pregnant after my first miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I am married for about 11 months. My weight is 169 lbs and height is 5.4". I conceived in the very first month, but unfortunately, I had a miscarriage after 10 weeks and had D and C, since then I am trying to get pregnant but having a problem in it. My gynecolog...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to All of your test reports are normal. You are trying for pregnancy just from last seven to eight months. Kindly give yourself some time and you can get pregnant naturally. As your periods are regular, in my opinion, you do not need ovulation induction medicines like Clom...  Read Full »

I had a medical abortion and a dilation and curettage procedure but still experiencing bleeding. What could this be? Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had a medical abortion three weeks ago using pills and experienced heavy bleeding for seven days with lots of clots and pain. It subsided after three days, but then my bleeding started again, and it was very heavy. An ultrasound confirmed that there was no ectopic pregnancy, and the p...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to understand your concern. According to your description, there could be retained products of conception. Have you undergone a Dand C or had a recent ultrasound (USG)? Have you taken any medications for the bleeding? Please provide all the details so that I can assist y...  Read Full »

Will the D and C procedures reduce my chances of getting pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having the problem of sperm leakage from my vagina immediately after sex for some time now. It comes out in loads which were not like that in years back just before I had a D and C three years back. I have been trying to get pregnant but to no avail and I suspect this coul...  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Fertilisation of ova requires a single sperm, and a normal male ejaculate contains millions of them. So sperm leakage should not be the only concern causing your subfertility. You need to go through some tests for you and your partner to rule out other causes as well. D...  Read Full »

Is my pathology report complete without mention of microscopic section?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently underwent hysteroscopy and D and C, and laparoscopic surgery due to postmenopausal vaginal bleeding and a transvaginal ultrasound that showed 1 cm of thickness, a uterine polyp, and an endometrioma on the right ovary. The path report had a gross-section and a diagnosis secti...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The full pathology report of any tissue includes a gross description, microscopic examination findings, and diagnosis. So, In this way, your report might be written. If cancer is present, then atypical malignant cells in microscopy are seen along with gross growth al...  Read Full »

I have not had my periods for more than three months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I usually have a regular period cycle of 33 days. But, I have not had any period for more than three months. I had Primolut-N for 21 days but still no period. Later the doctor gave me Ginnette-35 for 21 days. My last pill was on the 24th. But, still no periods. Negative HPT. Normal thy...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have a hormonal imbalance. On an ultrasound, we need to see the endometrial thickness. If it is more than seven to eight millimetres then only you will have your periods. Is there any history of D and C (dilation and curettage)? As you are sexually active, there ...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.